The attached letter has been sent from WorkSafe Victoria with concern regarding a critical component on Sermac manufactured truck-mounted Concrete Placing Units, and to provide relevant prevention guidance applicable to all concrete pumping units.
Safety Alerts | Boom Pump
Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.|Safe use of concrete pump and booms and information on cleaning.
The purpose of this alert is to highlight the hazards and risks to workers caused by hose whip on concrete pumps. 'Hose whip' describes the uncontrolled and rapid motion of the flexible rubber hose on the end of a concrete placement boom or other concrete delivery lines.
You may need to register the design of some types of plant because that plant has the potential to be dangerous. Plant that might need the design registered include:
Design of high risk plant must be registered with WorkSafe prior to use in the workplace. Types of plant that must be registered are:
In Western Australia the Occupational Safety and Health Regulations 1996 require that certain items of plant must be registered with WorkSafe. To register either an item of plant or design an application form must be completed and submitted to WorkSafe along with the correct fees.
Concrete placing boom registration requirements have changed under the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011 (PDF, 2.53 MB). To assist businesses with these changes transitional arrangements are currently in place.
This alert highlights the risk to employees and other persons from using poorly manufactured concrete delivery pipes and pipeline components.